goat cheese

& pear salad

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes





5 ounces of mixed gourmet greens

1 pear (such as Anjou), cored and chopped (to equal about 1 1/4 cups)

1 cup glazed, candied pecans

2/3 cup dried cherries (or Craisins)

4 ounces crumbled goat cheese



2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon smooth dijon mustard

a pinch (about 1/16 teaspoon)  salt



1. Place greens in a large serving bowl (or divide it among individual salad plates).


2. Sprinkle pears, pecans, cherries, and goat cheese over top of greens.


3. For dressing, whisk together balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, olive oil, mustard, and salt until emulsified. Dress salad just before serving.



Firmer pears work best for this recipe. Anjou is our top choice, but feel free to sub in your favorite variety.